ISLAMABAD: The lawyer, Riaz Hanif Rahi, who challenged the appointment of the sitting Supreme Court (SC) judge Qazi Faez Isa, has approached the court to adjourn Wednesday’s hearing.
A three-judge bench, led by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, was to take up the petition on Wednesday.
The petitioner, however, requested the court to adjourn the case as he was tending to his father who is ill.
On March 22, while rejecting the registrar office objections, the apex court entertained a constitutional petition against the appointment of the sitting SC judge.
“After hearing the appellant in person, the office objection is overruled. Let the constitutional petition be numbered and fixed before the court whereby the question of maintainability shall be decided,” the CJP remarked in his written order after hearing an appeal on March 12 against the SC registrar office’s objections over a constitutional petition.
Two years ago, Rahi had filed a constitutional petition challenging the appointment of Justice Isa as chief justice of the Balochistan High Court in August 2009.